Snazzy Little High Chair

I feel like I spend weeks and weeks on pinterest collecting ideas and then for one random week I go crazy copying ideas.  Check out this little number I found a few weeks ago!

It is so so so cool, unique, and fun!
So look what I did with that inspiration.
I apologize for less than stellar photos. I completed this one during my maniacal race to get a truckload full of "stuff" to take up to Trina Rose Boutique before their store opening. And it had just snowed...obviously.
This is what I started with.
It was a bit rickety so I tightened it all up and used some wood glue to secure all the joints. Then I busted out some of my scrap booking stickers (which I know I will never use) and stuck them on the untouched wood in a fun pattern.
Next, I used my homemade white chalk paint to paint the whole chair with 2 coats.
I was super worried when I saw the stickers lifting and puckering, but was in it this far so just went along for the ride.
The stickers were soaked through and really a pain to peel off.
(I should have waited to peel them off till after I painted the gray stripes-but apparently I enjoy making more work for myself:)
Check out this mess of leaked paint blobs...super...more work again.
The paring knife worked the best for me when I was scraping little tiny bits of sticker and paint from the inside edges of the flowers. The scraping went better than I thought it would and didn't take too long.
Much better! Since I knew I would be distressing the whole chair I wasn't super picky about perfectly clean edges. I taped off my stripes next.
I used Americana craft paint for the stripes because it was what was right next to me while I was working.
After it dried, I distressed and sanded the whole chair. I got most of the gray paint off of my designs, but left just a bit behind.
Then I used Annie Sloan clear and dark wax to finish 'er up.
I am pretty happy with how it turned out!
It took a long time though.
I think it would look cute as a "table" in the bathroom too.
Thanks for hanging out ! This ends today's regularly scheduled programming.

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  1. I love this! You did an awesome job. Congrats on the switch to WordPress I hope it’s going well and not giving you too many headaches!! The place looks great!! 🙂

    • Oh for pete’s sake-I am in the middle of a heart attack right now. I DO NOT like chaos and this blog looks like chaos to me! I just realized I have to approve comments? Well, consider yourself approved and now I need to go watch a video tutorial on how to change that setting:)

  2. Oh my word, this looks FABULOUS!!! I love your take on the chair. I’m loving that stripe!

  3. I love it! I want one too!

  4. Sweet! 😀

  5. Kim, I like your take on the inspiration piece A LOT! Kathy

  6. This is really a neat idea. Thanks for sharing

  7. Congrats on the blog move! Looks good to me. 🙂 ps…you come up with the best ideas! I added your ‘hipster chairs’ to my dream office board on pinterest today. Love them!

  8. Very clever and well done….pinterest is such a great source of inspiration! I love the look of allowing the stained wood to show through.
    Visiting from MMS. Now following!
    Cath @ Room Rx

  9. Love it!

  10. I did something similar to this except the chair started off as an ugly solid green, so there was no natural wood grain to reveal. I went and bought $1 wood grain contact paper from the dollar store and cut intricate designs out of it on my Cameo and applied them as needed. I then sealed and painted and sealed again. It was fab 🙂

  11. You did it perfectly and even better than the sample, congratulations, it’s beautiful.

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